Justice Samuel Alito has mocked Prince Harry after the British royal criticized the Supreme Court’s recent abortion ruling by comparing it to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
While speaking in Rome at an event hosted by Notre Dame Law School, Alito also took aim at former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, and French President Emmanuel Macron for criticizing the SCOTUS ruling.
Alito said: “I had the honor this term of writing, I think, the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law.”
“One of these was former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but he paid the price…Post hoc ergo propter hoc, right?
“But others are still in office,” he continued.
“President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Trudeau I believe are two.
“What really wounded me, what really wounded me, was when the Duke of Sussex addressed the United Nations and seemed to compare the decision whose name may not be spoken with the Russian attack on Ukraine.
“Despite this temptation, I am not going to talk about cases from other countries,” he said.
During a recent speech at the United Nations, Prince Harry said: “…From the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom, the cause of Nelson Mandela’s life.”
Canada’s Trudeau called overturning Roe v. wade “horrific,” while Macron said he stood with Americans “whose freedoms have today been compromised by the U.S. Supreme Court.”
In his Rome speech on religious liberty, Justice Alito mocked “foreign leaders” who condemned his opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, including Boris Johnson, Macron, Trudeau, and … Prince Harry.
Of Boris, Alito quipped: “He paid the price.” https://t.co/NPqalw0KA6 pic.twitter.com/xC0qguZ31n
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) July 28, 2022
Harry described 2022 as a “painful year in a painful decade,” during a speech on July 18, according to NBC.
He said the world was “witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom,” pointing to the “horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of Constitutional rights here in the United States,” among other global events as examples.